How To Publish Full Blog Posts with Aweber Blog Broadcast

The blog broadcast feature found in Aweber is a great way to create ready to send email newsletters to update your readers on what is happening with your blog. The blog broadcast allows Aweber to take the contents of your RSS feed and turn it into a newsletter that summarizes the past few days or posts that were written on your blog.

When Aweber first released this tool, their thinking was that it would be a way for you to get email subscribers back to your blog to read your post, comment on it and take any other actions you wanted after getting to your site. So they designed the broadcasts to include partial blog posts and not full posts.

While partial posts have worked well for many, some users may want a way to include full blog posts directly in the emails. This would be useful for bloggers who don’t update often. Because blog Broadcast waits for a set number of posts before sending, readers could be waiting a long time between broadcast.

For example, if you write one post a week and don’t send a broadcast until you have ten posts, your newsletter subscribers will have to wait ten weeks for each email. You can cut the number of posts between emails to increase the mail out frequency but then the newsletter won’t look like it has much content since all the posts are short summaries.

By sending a full post blog broadcast, you can cut the number of posts shown in each email, increase the frequency of the mail outs, and maintain the look and feel of a full-blown newsletter. Here’s how to do it.

Use The {!rss_item_content} Tag

While editing your blog broadcast template, if you want to include full posts and not partial posts, simply replace the {!rss_item_description} tag with {!rss_item_content}.

{!rss_item_content} will merge the full HTML and images from your posts into your blog newsletter.

How To Do An Aweber Blog Broadcast

Creating an automated blog broadcast with Aweber is very easy. Here’s a video showing the step by step. Just sub in the {!rss_item_content} tag if you want to display full blog posts.

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55 thoughts on “How To Publish Full Blog Posts with Aweber Blog Broadcast”

  1. Jia Jun says:

    Nice sharing John. 😀
    I’m very new to aweber, still in the process of learning the potential of it and how I can use it to pormote my blog and biz.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      I’ve been using AWeber for a long time, but have a lot to learn. John’s tips have been really helpful!

      1. Hmm, nice. John always share nice tips with us. That is why, he is getting lot of fans.

        1. Yes he is quite aggressive in Awebar and installing wordpress these days.

          But any way this is beneficial for his readers …

          1. Abhik says:

            When you use a tool, you need to explore every bit of it to make it work as you expect it to work.

      2. John has a knack for finding out many details and tricks that most people never discover about AWeber and other things. He helps all of us become aware of them too.

        Thanks for that John.

    2. I’m beginning to think there isn’t anything you can’t do with Aweber.

      1. Yes with these kind of awesome tips we force to think … lollzz

      2. Abhik says:

        It’s high time for you to switch your service provider 🙂

    3. d3so says:

      I already knew about this feature. Feedburner can also accomplish this.

  2. PPC Ian says:

    Thanks for sharing the great AWeber tips, John, they are incredibly helpful! Question: what if someone has signed up for feedburner email and also your newsletter. Do you think such redundant emails would be an issue?

    1. John Chow says:

      That’ll be up to the subscribers. If they want two, then so be it. Aweber Blog Broadcast is the reason I no longer offer a FeedBurner email option.

      1. Yes you do not want to annoy your readers by sending two emails of same post.

      2. Abhik says:

        Me too.. I have removed the feedburner’s email subscription form since I have started using Aweber.

  3. John, how did you got the code? Thanks again for Sharing the Aweber Tips. I want to see more posts of you.

    1. John Chow says:

      I got the code from Aweber. I like to say that I was the one who told them to add it but I’m sure I was one of many. 🙂

      1. I am sure John will come with some more and great tips in near future.

        Isn’t John ?

        1. Abhik says:

          I hope so.. Something like.. “How to flood your list with new and targeted subscribers” will be awesome. 😀

          1. Like I said in my comment further up, John has a knack for finding out about these kind of things.

            Every once in a while he shares them on his blog. I think he will continue doing so.

  4. Tony says:

    Nice tip, thanks! I’ve been thinking about going to aweber…it looks like the best option!

    1. Are you with another autoresponder now?

      1. Than use John’s link to buy your awebar plan.

        After all John is providing quality tips to us and we should give thanks in some manner to him …

  5. guru says:

    Another clever way to use Aweber, I must say that I am very tempted to signup with Aweber from all this cool stuff I read.

  6. seems to me that you will extract all secrets pearls of awebar. Good for us …

    1. I think he’s creating more secrets that didn’t even exist at the rate he’s going.

      1. Secrets can not created … its only revealed …

        1. Abhik says:

          If they can’t be created, how they’ll be revealed?

          1. These things are no secrets. They are things that are there for anyone to discover.

            John just does the discovering of them better than most people and he shares them.

  7. Good looking out with the tips John.

  8. Great tips thanks for sharing it

  9. vignesh says:

    Hi John,
    Till now i have used feedburner for my blog..I just got much info about aweber in your blog..I am gonna try that using your link to build my emailing list..

    Thanks for your post..

  10. Melvin says:

    Nice, I didn’t know that. That’s the good thing with Aweber. A lot of people are using it that its very easy to find some techniques and hacks.

    1. Yes John mentioned many those things which were quite unknown to us.

      Thanks John for raising curtain from these hidden gems and options.

      1. Abhik says:

        I guess Aweber’s knowledge base is also a good way to learn about the hidden gems and options. 🙂

  11. Nice stuff. Aweber has so many feautures, it takes time to learn every feature!

  12. Kirk Taylor says:

    This is a great tool, I’ve been using the broadcast function for many months.

    1. So this was not new for me … ?

  13. John Paul says:

    Nice walk thru.

    I have done this the past few months and I believe my list appreciate not having to coem to the blog for the full post.

    I guess you need to decide what is more important, making your reader happy, or pulling people back to the blog for traffic stats.

  14. fas says:

    Very good post, I never knew this is possible too.

  15. adrienne green says:

    hi john i am very interested in your program and if possible i would like a one on one with you via email. I have capital to invest but i also have a small dilema i was hoping you could assist me with. please email me at [email protected] thank you

  16. Allen Walker says:

    Thanks for sharing the interesting tip, John! 🙂


  17. adrienne green says:

    please email me at agreen10

  18. Gabriel says:

    This is pretty helpful, so I am going to share it with others because I don’t er.. use Aweber. Haha

    Thanks for the post!
    Gabriel Johansson

  19. Aweber has been one of the few tools I actually trust for my IM career. I actually got the idea of using it from John’s “How To Really Make Money With Clickbank” post, a while back. Since then, it’s been a huge part, and a great success. Using it to publish blog posts is just an added bonus, and can really spike trust.

    1. Yes keep following John’s blog for more these kind of awesome and useful tips.

  20. Thanks for the post, I never really knew how to do this with aWeber.

  21. Great tip, very useful way to use Aweber that I never knew about until I stopped and read this site.


  22. Abhik says:

    But I prefer throwing summery with my blog broadcasts.

  23. Techabouts says:

    another reason to go for Aweber

  24. love this idea as I am one of those that only update their blog once a week.

  25. singer divya says:

    i think, the blog broadcast feature found in Aweber is a great way to create ready to send email newsletters to update your readers

  26. i have not tried this before would like to check it out

  27. Tom says:

    Thanks for the excellent info. I’ve been trying to use Aweber to the fullest, but realize that there’s much mort to it than I thought. What an awesome tool. You,ve given me some great insight. Thanks again.

  28. thanks for the great tips, i will use it for my blog.

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